Area Sports

GHS teams drop tourney games

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Both the Grenada High School girls and boys basketball teams had a lot to play for when they opened the Region 2-5A Tournament at home Tuesday night. Of course, the opportunity to play for a region title with a win. Second, a win would guarantee them a home game in…

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Kirk teams finish third

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Heading into this last week’s District 1-AAA Tournament at Kirk Academy, the Raiders and Raiderettes knew that they were already qualified for the North 3A Tournament. They set their sights on getting the top seed when they opened play Thursday. When the weekend ended, the teams fell short of their…

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Kirk hosts District 1-AAA Tournament

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor A year has made all the difference for the Kirk Raiderettes. In 2018-19, Kirk took to the floor following an Overall title in 2017-18 with one of its youngest teams in recent memory. They struggled to a 9-20 mark. This season, they have experienced one of the biggest improvements in…

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Grenada soccer suffers playoff losses

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor The Grenada High School soccer teams opened play in the Class 5A playoffs Tuesday. Both teams faced two of the top programs in the state. The Lady Chargers hosted defending champion Lafayette at Charger Stadium. Meanwhile, the boys made the long drive into DeSoto County to face Center Hill. When…

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Rose’s 52 leads Kirk to blowout win

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor The Kirk Academy Raiders were looking to gain momentum as they prepare for the District 1-AAA Tournament in Grenada. This past weekend, they traveled to Holly Springs to face Marshall. A day later, they journeyed to Greenville. Against Marshall, the Raiders led for the majority of the game before the…

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Yates buzzer beater sends GHS to win

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Records don’t mean much. Just ask GHS boys’ Coach Joey Cooley. The Chargers hosted 5A foe Lafayette Tuesday night. Heading into the game, the Commodores had just two wins. It appeared that Grenada wouldn’t have any problem picking up their ninth win of the season. The only problem was no…

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Grenada adds volleyball as sport

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor When Collin Ray found out Grenada High School was beginning volleyball for the 2020-21 school year, it was a sport that the veteran coach wanted to take a shot at coaching. The addition of the sport came about when the Mississippi High School Activities Association shut down slow-pitch softball statewide.…

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Raiders, Raiderettes win Kirk Classic

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor The Kirk Raiders have been battling the odds for most of the season. They have been dealing with no depth all season dressing eight players. In the finals of the Kirk Classic Saturday, the Raiders had seven players available. Kirk made the most of its opportunity jumping to a 10-point…

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Kirk hires Bianco to run baseball program

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Most kids had all kind of toys growing up. For Michael Bianco, he had a baseball bat. He grew up the son of a college baseball coach. Now, he hopes to share his knowledge with young men at Kirk Academy. Head of School Jay Watts announced recently that Bianco will…

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Raiderettes shock North Delta

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Not many people gave the Kirk Raiderettes much of a chance against division foe North Delta. Heading into the season, most thought North Delta was the favorite in Class AAA after perennial Leake moved to Class 4A. Early in the game, it appeared that North Delta had control, leading 14-2…

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